I am pretty new to the Linux environment. I have installed Mint 18.1, which is mostly used as HTPC (to watch movies on TV connected with HDMI cable). Everything works fine, except that it does not play sound on certain video files. When I checked these files one-by-one, I found that all problematic ones have Codec: MPEG Audio layer 3 (mp3) and Sample rate 44100 Hz, while if the file has 48000 Hz (same codec), it plays fine. The video is fine for both.
The player I use mostly is Kodi, but the same happens when I use default Media player which came with Mint (IIRC Xplayer?).
Audio: Card-1 Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
Motherboard: ASRock H77M ----> with Realtek ALC892 audio.
Where is the problem? Is it driver? Is it codec? Is it just settings?